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Club statement: Dougal Howard

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Dougal Howard of the Power handpasses the ball during the 2019 AFL round 05 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on April 19, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Dougal Howard of the Power handpasses the ball during the 2019 AFL round 05 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on April 19, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos)

The Port Adelaide Football Club can confirm that it has been made aware that Dougal Howard’s preference, if traded, would be to join St Kilda.

The 23-year-old utility has played 45 AFL games including 15 in 2019.

He has been utilised in defence and in the forward line as well as pinch-hitting in ruck.

General Manager – Football, Chris Davies explained the club's position.

“Dougal is aware that he is a highly valued, required player at Port Adelaide,” Davies said.

“Given he is contracted to the end of 2022, the club will only entertain a trade with St Kilda if it is in our best interests to do so.

"We will discuss the situation with the Saints but if a suitable outcome for our club cannot be reached, Dougal is well aware that he will remain a Port Adelaide player in 2020.”